Posted on Dec 17, 2013
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I'd like to talk about one of the discussion mechanics on this site. Specifically, I think the idea that you can down-vote a comment without explaining why you disagree with the presented argument encourages groupthink. It lets you boo from the crowd, but it doesn't force you to offer a better argument or explain the flaws in the argument you're booing. I submit that down-voting without an actual coherent response to a statement is intellectual cowardice. Thoughts?
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CW2 Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer
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I think everyone should put their big boy pants on stop crying....seriously, so you got a down vote....who cares? Do you explain when you give an up vote? I don't believe that anyone owes anyone else an explanation for their "vote". 9 out of 10 times it will just lead to a back and forth, endless conversation. I think we will all agree that there is already enough of that. Just my two cents though....who am I?
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SFC Operations Nco
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I agree.
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SSG Robert Burns
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<p>If I dont get a down vote at least once&nbsp;a week, then I dont feel like I have contributed enough.&nbsp; Although people should agree with EVERYTHING I say that wouldnt be any fun.&nbsp; Im sure there's a few people out there that I can enlighten.&nbsp; Then there's always the possibility that I may be wrong one day, but it's more likely that someone has hacked my account and posted on my behalf.</p><p>All that to say I felt the same way initially about down votes, but if you dont say something to support it, I will just hunt you down in the threads when you finally do post something and engage.</p><p>DISCLAIMER:&nbsp; If you dont know me on this site yet, I use humor.&nbsp; It's up to you decide if how you take it.</p>
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SSG Robert Burns
SSG Robert Burns
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You can take my Monday's.
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SSG Robert Burns
SSG Robert Burns
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Yes it can. If you click it the second time your vote is reversed.
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it...
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CPL(P) Cyber Threat Intelligence Consultant
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Outstanding comment SSG Hasburn.
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CMC Robert Young
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Well spoken!
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